Carver provides positive update on Newcastle's injured trio

Gabriel Obertan

Newcastle United will have Mehdi Abeid, Gabriel Obertan and Davide Santon all available for selection against Hull.

Newcastle United interim boss John Carver has confirmed that a trio of players will be back this weekend for the side's game Hull City. 

Carver announced the good news that Mehdi Abeid, Gabriel Obertan and Davide Santon were all fit again at a press conference earlier this afternoon.

The trio have been out for a considerable amount of time, but their comebacks have been positive and Carver stated that they would be in his squad on Saturday. 

Unfortunately for Magpies supporters, there was not such good news about Siem De Jong's recovery, with the Dutchman expected to remain on the sidelines. 

Hopes that the former Ajax man would be available against Hull had been raised after De Jong played 45 minutes for the development side in midweek, but Carver is determined not to rush him back. 

Newcastle's game against Hull looks a good chance for Carver to get his first win since taking over Alan Pardew.

The 50-year-old has failed to be victorious in every game he has managed so far, but the fixtures have not been kind to him and this looks like his most presentable opportunity so far to guide his team to three points.

Hull are currently in the bottom three and they have struggled to find any sort of form all season. 

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